Why Arla's Egyptian JV with Juhayna is shrewd

Arla Foods has entered a joint venture with Egypt's leading dairy processor, Juhayna Food Industries, that leaves the European dairy co-ope...

Campbell working hard but challenges remain

Campbell Soup Co.'s third-quarter results included some positive news. Sales from the US group's baking and snacking arm grew solidly, while...

Comment: Can Applegate retain trust under Hormel?

Hormel Foods has moved to acquire Applegate Farms to tap into growing demand for natural and organic protein in the US. But what makes Apple...

M&A Watch - Could Cloetta be takeover target?

With a new CEO at Cloetta, the European confectioner has already faced questions about its possible acquisition targets. However, Stefan Kir...

Sweets & Snacks Expo: just-food's pick

Busier lifestyles and a growing awareness of how diet can affect health has prompted a big shift in the way US consumers eat. This has been...

Focus: Why Dairy Crest needs to offload dairies

Dairy Crest chief executive Mark Allen said today (21 May) he is "confident" the group's disposal of its struggling dairies business to Mull...

On the money: Premier to push on with range revamp 20 May 15

Rationalisation of SKUs and innovation will continue to form a big part of Premier Foods plc's focus for 2015, CEO Gavin Darby has said.

Consuming issues: UK Responsibility Deal must address credibility gap 20 May 15

A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with government and public health professionals to try improve the country's health. Ben Cooper argues opponents of the scheme should not automatically see the report as vindication but insists the Deal has work to do address the report's findings.

Thought Leaders

Post sees 35% of egg supply hit as AI spreads

Katy Askew | 28 May 15

Post Holdings has warned that 35% of its egg supply has now been disrupted by the outbreak of avian influenza that is sweeping the mid-western US.

Mondelez faces challenge on sat fat goal

Dean Best | 28 May 15

Mondelez International today (28 May) acknowledged challenges in its work to reduce saturated fat in its products and to lower the water and energy use in its manufacturing.

Flowers Foods sees mixed Q1

Katy Askew | 28 May 15

US baker Flowers Foods booked a mixed first quarter today (28 May), with lower sales and operating profit but higher net earnings.

Recent News - (Updated: 6:25pm 28 May 2015)

Fonterra cuts forecast for milk price again

Nestle launches Hot Pockets snacks in US

Univeg to invest in Veiling Haspengouw

Suntory to expand Ribena candy in Asia

Graham's pumps GBP1m into spreads expansion

Abbott launches GMO-free Similac Advance

Seneca, Pacific Coast Producers cancel plant sale

Brussels alleges Riberebro in mushroom cartel

Briefing: Latin America and dairy - Why Arla is upbeat about Latin American prospects 26 May 15

Dean Best

Arla Foods has invested significantly in overseas expansion, including in emerging markets, to look for avenues for future growth. The European dairy co-op's moves in developing markets have largely centred on Russia, China and Africa but it is also stepping up its activity in Latin America. Dean Best spoke to Arla executive vice president to find out more.

Sustainability Watch: UTZ explains why scale key to progress 13 May 15

Ben Cooper

Last year was record-breaking for the UTZ sustainable farming programme and certification scheme. Being able to provide companies with a scalable way to source certified sustainable commodities has been critical to its progress, as UTZ markets director Daan de Vries explained to Ben Cooper.

The just-food interview part two: How M&A is central to Wessanen's ambitions 13 May 15

Dean Best

In the first quarter of 2015, with the sale of a US drinks asset, Netherlands-based company Wessanen officially completed its change into a business concentrating on Europe and on what it deems to be healthy and sustainable food. CFO Ronald Merckx tells Dean Best, is ready to make acquisitions to help fuel its expansion.

France acts on food waste

Dean Best | 26 May 15

French politicians have passed legislation that bans large stores from throwing away unsold food in a bid to tackle waste.

Baby food recipes in spotlight in US

Dean Best | 22 May 15

The make-up of the ingredients in baby food in the US is under some scrutiny, with Campbell Soup Co. and Nestle attracting criticism from consumer watchdogs.

Booker's move for Londis and Budgens sign of the times

Dean Best | 21 May 15

UK cash-and-carry and convenience retailer Booker Group has struck a deal to buy the Londis and Budgens symbol retail chains from Ireland's Musgrave Group - and emphasised the changing retail landscape in the country.

Animal welfare and antibiotics: meat in spotlight

Consumer interest in how animals are treated and processed is leading the industry to react.

GMO labelling in the US

The debate over GMO labelling in the US has rumbled on for some time. But with the USDA developing a certification scheme, it looks like the question of whether to adopt a mandatory or voluntary approach could be coming to a head.

Looking for growth in liquid milk

In many developed markets, liquid milk has become a commodity, one of the products central to competition between retailers. How can suppliers get sales revenue growing?

Birds Eye owner Iglo Group sold

Newly-formed Nomad Holdings has made the European frozen food group its first acquisition, buying the business from PE firm Permira.

Nuts in China

Nuts in China

Benefiting from an increasing number of consumers pursuing healthy lifestyles and rising disposable incomes, premium nuts were more popular than ever among consumers at the end of the review period. The increasingly strong demand led to a shortage of premium nuts especially during holiday periods, when Chinese consumers are used to sending presents. As a result, unit prices of premium nuts all saw significant growth in 2014, increasing by over 10% on average... Read more

Published: April 2015 - ($990.00)

Chocolate Confectionery in Switzerland

Published: January 2015 - ($990.00)

Europe Nutraceuticals Market by Applications by Types, by Country - Analysis and Forecast (2014-2019)

Published: April 2015 - ($2650.00)

The Future of the Ice Cream Market in China to 2019

Published: May 2015 - ($875.00)

North America Food & Beverages Texturants Market by Application, by Function, by Geography - Analysis and Forecast to 2019

Published: May 2015 - ($2650.00)

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